Interview: Bernard Butler – The Sound Of McAlmont & Butler


We had a chat with Bernard Butler about the release of this remastered classic… What motivated you to go back and remaster the album and give it the deluxe treatment? “A few years ago, I was alerted, via a Twitter account called @1palbumclub, that you could buy this record on Amazon for as little as one penny. The sleeve was incorrect on More...

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By On Friday, September 25th, 2015

Interview: Gabrielle Aplin talks Light Up The Dark and “old guitars with stories”

If you’ve switched on your radio lately, you’ve heard Gabrielle Aplin. The English singer-songwriter with the world at her feet tells all about her collaborative new album and the “old guitars with stories” More...

By On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Hotei – Soundtrack of my Life

Hotei has sold 40 million albums in Japan. Here, he selects the most influential records in his collection. Japanese songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Hotei, formerly of Japanese rock act Boøwy, became known all More...

By On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Interview: Jared James Nichols Q&A

With his leonine locks, Jared James Nichols could be a mane attraction as he tours with Glenn Hughes this autumn. G&B chats to him about Les Pauls, Lynyrd Skynyrd and his new album. Blues-rock is a difficult More...

Foo Fighters 1999 interview
By On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Foo Fighters 1999 Dave Grohl interview, unseen pictures

With Foo Fighters imminent return to the UK this weekend, we wind the clock back to Dave Hunter’s 1999 G&B interview with Foo Fighters and show you previously unseen images from the James Cumpsty shoot More...

By On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Interview: Bill Wyman on his musical beginnings

Rhythm King and ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman thrums bass and takes lead vocals on Back To Basics – a long-awaited return to solo work. Alan Clayson explores his life and times… Since his amicable departure from More...

By On Friday, August 14th, 2015

Guthrie Govan’s 10 top improvisation tips

Guthrie Govan is famed for his almost supernatural playing skills. Here, he puts pen to paper and shares 10 essential improvisation tips…  1) Think in phrases One specific way to apply the ‘speech’ More...

By On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Luther Dickinson – Soundtrack of my Life

The North Mississippi Allstars guitarist’s record collection is a journey through rock ’n’ roll history… Luther Dickinson and his brother Cody were born into the fellowship of Memphis rock ’n’ roll. More...

By On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Interview: Joe Satriani talks Shockwave Supernova

Just who in the world would be mad enough to play instrumental rock guitar music in this day and age? Joe Satriani tells Steve Bailey all about the flamboyant alter ego he created to help him wrestle with a question More...

By On Monday, August 10th, 2015

Talkbox: 10 questions with Paul Gilbert

Guitar virtuoso and founding Mr. Big member Paul Gilbert stops by and lets us in on a few secrets…   1) I couldn’t live without my… “Calluses. I need them to bend the strings and get vibrato. After More...